Fall is here and pumpkin pie season is upon us. Whether you use your grandmother's recipe or scour the internet for a new twist, you know there will be lots of people depending on you to serve that holiday favorite.
No matter what recipe you use, the best chefs will tell you to only use pumpkin puree, not pumpkin pie filling. And, feel free to give yourself a break and use a pre-made crust. Just make sure it's vegan as many contain lard.
Whether you're vegan or simply cooking for vegans, no one has to miss out on this Thanksgiving classic. The internet is full of delicious recipes to please vegans, vegetarians, and omnivores alike. Keep reading to discover ten recipes for the best plant-based pumpkin pies.
10 AllRecipes Vegan Pumpkin Pie
AllRecipes.com has been providing readers with a great resource for recipes of all kinds since 1997. Their vegan pumpkin pie is simple and contains basic ingredients making holiday baking a breeze. Consider topping it with vegan whipped cream for a finishing touch.
One of the best things about the AllRecipes site is the helpful reviews given by other members. Be sure to check out reviewers tips before you begin so you can obtain the best tried-and-true results. Take advantage of the handy tool on their site that enables you to add ingredients to a shopping list.
9 Vegan Pumpkin Pie, Three Ways: Classic, Rustic, & Gluten-Free
Angela Liddon is a vegan superstar. Her website and its companion app have won awards and her first cookbook Oh She Glows was on the New York Times bestseller list. As a mother of two small children, she knows the importance of having easy to follow recipes with ingredients that can be found in most supermarkets.
Her versions of pumpkin pie include Classic, Rustic, and Gluten-Free giving you myriad ways to please everyone at your holiday table. Many of her recipes contain no gluten making both vegans and gluten-free folks happy.
8 Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie
Isa Chandra Moskowitz is a prolific vegan cookbook author and restauranteur. In addition to being the author of the cookbook Veganomicon and previous owner of the popular website Post Punk Kitchen, Isa runs two locations of her popular Modern Love restaurant. Isa has a big personality so it's no surprise that she named her version of the Thanksgiving classic Voluptuous Pumpkin Pie.
This recipe uses agar powder, an algae-derivative, which acts as vegan gelatin to provide the perfect texture to the pie. From the first bite to the last, omnivores will be none the wiser.
7 Vegan Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars
What's better than pumpkin pie? Pumpkin pie cheesecake! These rich, thick bars come from the website The Toasted Pine Nut and use cashews to create the creamy pumpkin layer. The crust is a combination of shredded coconut and pecans making the entire dessert delicious and gluten-free.
Store this pie in the refrigerator until ready to serve, or pop it in the freezer for a delicious frozen treat. Either way, take a tip from the author and make these cheesecake bars ahead of time. Less time in the kitchen means more time to spend with your guests.
6 Vegan Pumpkin Pie With Candied Pecans
Many people know Fran Costigan as The Queen of Vegan Desserts – a fitting title for the author of the cookbook Vegan Chocolate. What you may not know is that Fran is also an instructor for Rouxbe Professional Online Culinary School, teaching a course on how to create spectacular vegan desserts. Bottom line, Fran Costigan knows her stuff.
Fran's recipe for Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pecans combines two seasonal favorites into one pie. Pair it with a scoop of delicious non-dairy ice cream and you'll have guests coming back for seconds.
5 Easy Vegan Pumpkin Pie
VegNews magazine is a treasure trove of information including recipes from some of the biggest names in plant-based cooking. This Easy Pumpkin Pie recipe created by Nava Atlas is a good example. With only six ingredients you'll get this on the table with very little effort.
The secret to the creaminess of this pie is silken tofu in the filling. Silken tofu, the kind you find on the shelf of your supermarket, is commonly used in desserts. Look for the firm variety instead of soft.
4 Epicurious' Vegan Pumpkin Pie
Epicurious shares this recipe from the cookbook Vegan Divas and it's full of decadent ingredients. Imagine the richness of a filling made with vegan cream cheese on top of a buttery homemade crust that the author promises will be easy to make.
Evaporated cane juice is what brings sweetness and a slight molasses flavor to this pie which pairs beautifully with the nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves. Don't underestimate the importance of using fresh spices and a good quality vanilla extract. You may pay a little more but the results will be worth it.
3 Rouxbe Pumpkin Pie
Rouxbe is known for its professional plant-based cooking classes which challenge students to learn new skills and techniques while gaining confidence in the kitchen. If you're looking for a recipe that will challenge your culinary abilities, look no further. Rouxbe has you covered.
This pumpkin pie recipe was developed by instructor Fran Costigan and is part of their 90-day Essential Vegan Desserts course. You'll feel good knowing it includes a video to guide you through the steps to making a dessert you'll be proud to put on your holiday table.
2 Vegan Pumpkin Pie (So Easy!)
Lovin' It Vegan is knocking it out of the park with creative, easy recipes you can easily fit into your weekly routine. The husband-wife team – she creates the recipes, he takes the photos – makes their home in South Africa and their website won two categories in the 2019 Vegan Food Blogger Awards.
This 8-ingredient pumpkin pie recipe calls for coconut milk adding a delectable flavor profile not seen in many pumpkin pie recipes. The best news is that the method couldn't be easier. Just mix the ingredients in the blender, pour into a pie shell, and bake!
1 Pumpkin Pie Squares
Forks Over Knives combines decadence and healthy whole foods, plant-based eating in their version of Pumpkin Pie. There's no need to fuss with a crust to make these Pumpkin Pie Squares and you'll love them topped with a luscious two-ingredient Macadamia Vanilla Frosting that uses dates as a sweetener. Forks Over Knives removes the guilt so you can enjoy a couple of slices.
This and over 400 more recipes is included on their handy Forks Over Knives app to help you enjoy the best meals in a plant-based lifestyle.